Kevin Hart is one of the highest paid comedians in the world. But it did not happen overnight. Kevin has come a long way from having a job where he sold sneakers, to being a struggling stand-up comedian to becoming the successful actor that he is today. Things haven’t always been easy for Kevin, but he worked hard and stayed true to his craft; something that most comedians fail to do. Here are 8 reasons why Kevin Hart is a Hollywood success.
1) Kevin Hart Is A True Comedian
What separates Kevin Hart from other comedians is that he’s a true comedian. He’s extremely talented, knows how to tell a story well and he has the most important factor that comedians need to have; he has different spontaneous and funny stories up his sleeves to keep the audience entertained.
2) He Is Smart
In all of his stand-ups, Kevin uses his own personal experience and turns it into funny stories for his audience. Whether it was about his former drug addict father or his other crazy relatives or even his troubled marriage, Kevin has a knack of turning the most depressing story to the funniest story you will ever hear at his show.
3) Kevin Always Has A New Story To Tell
The problem with comedians is that after making it and becoming successful, they give up on entertaining their audience. Kevin has always been conscious on never looking down on his audience and respecting the fact that they come to his shows to hear something new, not old jokes.
4) He Comes From A Tough Childhood
Like most comedians, Kevin’s childhood was not a happy one. His father was a drug addict, who was never around. He lived with his mother and older brother in a one-bedroom apartment. Because he was small and didn’t want people to bully him, he thought of making them laugh by becoming the class clown.
5) He Is One Of The Most Successful Movie Stars
No one could have predicted that Kevin would be one of the most successful movie stars and one of the highest paid comedians in Hollywood. It took a lot of work and a lot of movies to get here, which is why Kevin is the perfect example of the saying - working hard will eventually get you somewhere in life. Some of his most successful films at the box office are ‘Ride Along’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’.
6) He Has Come A Long Way
Kevin has mentioned once that he’s not ashamed of himself anymore as he has lost his pride long time back when he was a struggler. He has performed at Atlantic City strip clubs, family dinners, functions and many other places he needed to be to practice his stand-up and making some money. For his love of comedy, he quit his job as a sneaker salesman to make it as a stand-up comedian with the help of his mother, who financially supported him for 2 years.
7) He’s Also A Successful TV Star
Not many know that Kevin Hart also has a successful TV show called “Real Husbands Of Hollywood” in which he plays a caricature version of himself in a reality show setting. Kevin has always hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘MTV's Video Music Awards’.
8) He Is A Dedicated Family Man
After having a personal life for some time, Kevin has finally been able to learn from his mistakes and become a better man. Despite his successes, he remained a dedicated family man, who enjoys taking care of his father, wife, ex-wife and children.
With every stand-up show that he does, Kevin aims to get bigger and better. From performing at small comedy clubs to now performing at a packed NFL stadium, Kevin has certainly come a long way with his talent and craft. No matter how successful he gets in the movie business, Kevin says that he will never stop telling jokes onstage, as stand-up is his first love. Today, Kevin is the highest-paid comedian in the world.